President’s March Message – Spring Ahead

Club members have been very busy, as the exciting reports in this newsletter reveal. My highlights include:

  • Kitty Cairns was awarded a Paul Harris Fellow for her community work, with an emphasis on the CFUW St. Catharines Gift of Reading program. Jean Armitage presented the award at a Rotary Club of St. Catharines meeting. As the Gift of Reading program this year celebrates 20 years of providing books to schools & local agencies, thank you Kitty for your commitment to invigorating lives & literacy in our community. Thank you Jean Armitage for contributing the award nomination for this well-deserved recognition for Kitty & the Gift of Reading program.
  • The Club’s Executive voted to approve my submission of a nomination to re-appoint Cheryl Hayles as VP International Relations for CFUW National, based on Cheryl’s guidance with CFUW issues, and her outstanding documentation clmarilynarifying the relationships between CFUW and Graduate Women International (GWI) formerly International Federation of University Women (IFUW).  The Executive will vote soon on a nomination being prepared to support Heather Foss as incoming Regional Director, Ontario South. We look forward to announcements of the winning nominees at the CFUW National AGM in St. Catharines.
  • Our NEW website has been launched – look for more details in this newsletter!

Attached for your review prior to the April AGM are the proposed Constitution and Bylaws revisions, and the 2016-17 Club and Charitable Fund Treasurers’ budgets.

Our thanks go to all the members who have made these accomplishments possible.

Marilyn Wallace, CFUW St. Catharines President 2015-16